Social Work Services

School social workers bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the special services team. School social workers are instrumental in furthering the purpose of the schools: To provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence.

School social workers are hired by the District to enhance the District's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school, and community collaboration is the key to achieving that mission.

Some of the areas help is provided include:

  • Mental Health Issues
  • IEP Students
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Intervention
  • Teacher/Principal/Counselor Consultations
  • Mentor Coordinator
  • Pirates R.O.C.K.

For more information or to reach one of the social workers, please call 816-858-7001.

Mission Statement

The Platte County R-3 School District social workers provide services that enhance and promote the educational, emotional, and social needs of students and families in order for them to make use of the resources available to them to achieve their full potential within their home, school, and community.

Social Work Services Staff

There are social workers placed throughout the District. Each one is trained and ready to give their support to students and families in need of assistance.

 Micah O'Donnell
Micah O'Donnell
Barry Elementary

816-436-9623 x 3104


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Compass Elementary

Madisyn Lisle
Madi Lisle
Pathfinder Elementary 

816-436-6670 x 3206

Dene't Wyckoff
Dene't Wyckoff
Siegrist Elementary

816-858-5977 x 1408

  Sarah Mays
Sarah Mays
Platte Purchase Middle School

816-436-1433 x 3405

 Katie Powers
Katie Powers
Platte City Middle School

816-858-2036 x 2616

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Tori Bond

Platte County High School 

816-858-2822 x 1278



DESE Website for Trauma

Pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 638, Section 161.1050, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has established the "Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative." For more information, visit: